Sunday, Eindhoven Airport had to deal with chaos. Planes could not take off, nor land. This was caused by dense fog.
Stranded passengers were taken to Eindhoven by bus. The Red Cross offered 150 beds to accommodate stranded passengers. Hundreds of other passengers used nearby hotels.
By now, the first flights have left and arrived again. Eindhoven Airport will have an extra busy day this Monday. All flights scheduled for Monday will depart as scheduled. However, Michelle van Waasdijk, spokesperson of Eindhoven Airport also pointed out, thirteen flights which had to be cancelled Sunday, will depart today.
Today, there was one diversion. An aircraft destined for the Egyptian seaside resort of Hurghada departed from Brussels. Travellers were taken to Brussels Airport by bus, where the plane was waiting.
According to Van Waasdijk many companies face extra costs. “Fog like Sunday’s is considered a force majeure. It can’t be helped. Companies are, however, obliged to offer a meal and a place to sleep to stranded passengers.”
Source: Studio 040